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operation. israel's prime minister brings his. p.r. blitz to washington as he praises president obama for the sanctions which plunged the country into economic despair. britain's prime minister hints the country may pull out of the european convention of human rights saying rulings that ban the deportation of radical islamists and allow jailed killers to vote cannot be tolerated. and convicted activists in bahrain say they were tortured in confinement as part of the government to break the opposition struggle our top stories this hour.
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live from our studio center here in moscow where it's just turned ten pm this is. israel's prime minister is the u.s. not to loosen its grip on iran and keep crippling sanctions in place when netanyahu has spoken to president barack obama during an official trip to washington let's find out what was discussed. joins me live now from new york so what was then discussed between the two leaders. well israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is bringing his own offensive to washington d.c. today warning u.s. president barack obama not to be fooled by tehran's new leadership during his oval office meeting with the u.s. leader netanyahu urged obama not to ease the sanctions on iran arguing that the pressures need to be kept in place in order for diplomacy to work now israel believes that iran's new president hassan rouhani has been using conciliatory words and gestures as a smokescreen to conceal tehran's intentions of using its nuclear program to build
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a bomb israel considers a nuclear armed iran to be an extra central threat and insists that iran fully dismantle what it calls a military nuclear program now president rouhani maintains that his country's nuclear program is only being used for peaceful purposes and during his trip to new york city last week he repeatedly promised that his government will be much more transparent with the international community however the iranian leader did say that he will not give up his nation's nuclear program entirely now during their meeting obama assured netanyahu that it's imperative for the u.s. that iran does not possess a nuclear weapon but the u.s. leader did say that the iranians are prepared to negotiate and while the process won't be easy a diplomatic option must be put to the test obama says that tehran will have to prove that it's meeting international obligations with its nuclear program before saying sions would be eased and obama also underscored that all options including
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military options are on the table when it comes to protecting u.s. interests in the middle east now the white house says that obama and netanyahu also spoke about final status negotiations with the palestinians as well as developments in syria and elsewhere in the region but clearly iran is at the top of the agenda while these two leaders are meeting in washington d.c. . really will. try and win back some because after all he's seeing this very big sort of relations between the u.s. and iran. that's right and he might not be very happy about it let's remember that netanyahu is a rival to the state's comes just days following historic fifteen minute phone call between president obama and rouhani it was the first conversation between the nation's leaders in thirty four years obama has suggested that a breakthrough on iran's nuclear issue could also signal even deeper ties
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eventually between the u.s. and iran but in addition to who the head of iran's elite revolutionary guard is in pleased with how quickly u.s. iran are repairing ties according to reports mohamed jaafari believes rouhani should have turned down the phone call conversation until the u.s. government shows more sincerity towards iran but nonetheless president rouhani is dancing to the beat of his own drum and i say that because recently he requested that aviation authorities study the possibility of resuming direct. flights have been halted since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine for the israeli prime minister such sentiments and such a quick thawing of relations between the u.s. and iran could be something of a nightmare let's remember that for decades israel has been warning that iran is steadily marching towards development of a nuclear weapon last year there's really private us are presented
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a cartoon diagram of a bomb to the united nations general assembly claiming that iran would enter the final phase of weapons production by two thousand and thirteen since then of course israel has backed off of that assessment of a during his speech the u.n. on tuesday netanyahu is once again expected to argue that israel and the world at large should continue to be on guard against iran just briefly what about israel's . nuclear weapons as much being said about accusing iran of trying to produce weapons of mass destruction what's been said about israel's position. well israel has never confirmed or denied that it possesses nuclear weapons but syria's foreign minister i did address the world body monday morning specifically addressing israel and the idea of a nuclear free middle east will lead to. ridding the region of the middle east of weapons of mass destruction is only possible through israel's ratification of all international treaties and the inspection of its nuclear reactors currently israel
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is not a signatory of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and when president rouhani was in new york last week he did speak to the united nations at a specific meeting calling on israel to join that treaty and to make sure that the middle east remains free of any nuclear weapons really good to talk to you thanks very much indeed for that update from new york. but we discuss prime minister netanyahu his visit to america would tehran based professor mohammad marandi and he said the israeli leader has no difficulty defending his competence stance but the u.s. should be very cautious about its next move towards iran. netanyahu his obsession with iran is. quite deep and his when president rouhani was initially elected he called the iranian president wolf in sheep's clothes so that sort of language is what is to be
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extracted from israeli prime minister i don't think it's going to be very difficult for him to persuade some people because in the united states the corporate media is very much in the hands of the political establishment in congress and the senate is very close to. the regime but i think if american political leaders take note of what happened during the syria issue and how opposed the american people are now to confrontation and military attacks. then they will choose a more reasonable approach when it comes to iran because after all they couldn't convince their own people about syria iran is a much much stronger country and on the other hand the americans have isolated themselves internationally over syria well step back in time when a website r.t. dot com to see how a year ago netanyahu angered iran with his explosive address to the un general assembly. and i do in school is turned into
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a bloodbath by some of africa's most radical islamists coming up we were ports on the terror sweeping the continent and discussed how all these networks globally interlinked. the first already it all so betrayed budgets and sovereignty now europe and britain disagree on how free people are to live their lives ukraine's prime minister has hinted the country may pull out of the european convention on human rights saying it restricts government actions too much to reports it's something the public is worried about. david cameron has said clearly that he wants to know that he can keep the country safe and that means being able to chuck out as he said anybody that doesn't have the right to be in the u.k. and who threatens the u.k. way of life now we don't have to look very far for examples of where the european convention for human rights has been a real form in the side of the british government there's the very famous case of
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the radical hate preacher abu qatada now he famously avoided extradition from the u.k. for over a decade because his lawyers argued that it was against his human rights to return to his native georgian where he could face torture there so the british government quite literally had its hands tied that because of what brussels was dictating to them and david cameron he's under pressure to change that status quo because the british public is growing increasingly weary of what is seen as brussels dictating the way that the u.k. justice system should work and it's not just abu qatada there's all the criminals who have tried to use the european convention for human rights to basically get greater leniency towards their punishment so we covered a story in our team not too long ago where we looked at sex offenders that were trying to come off the sex offenders register here in the u.k. because they were arguing that it was against their human rights to stay on
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indefinitely david cameron has said explicitly that his goal is to renegotiate britain's relationship with europe radically but he thinks that it. has to happen and here's why he did it of the e.u. being an ever closer union as it sets out in the guiding principles ultrabook blog well that's something that doesn't correspond with what britain wants in fact the polls have been showing increasingly that it's not what voters want and in fact the emergence of the u.k. independence party which supports an immediate british exit from the european union well that shows just how strong anti e.u. sentiment in the u.k. . isn't it david cameron again he's under pressure to stop pleasing conservative supporters going over to you kate so he's got to try and balance what the what the anti you know you love the both within his party and the anti essentially in the public what they want but it might not be as easy as simply renegotiating the deal
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with brussels because brussels has said time and time again that westminster just cherry pick the policies that it wants and throw to the side the ones that it doesn't want that more vividly the e.u. membership it's not and alec carte menu well the idea of banning the human rights convention is not a new one and has been championed by the united kingdom independence party in recent years jared batten he's an m.e.p. for ukip and he says it's about time britain took matters into its own hands we now come under the jurisdiction of the european court of human rights which has been response sponsible for many decisions the british people are very unhappy with like our inability to get all soren terrorist suspects for example and going said that we have to give prisoners the vote i've said that we cannot have life sentences for criminals they must be reviewed so our worst and most approach killers will now have the right to have their last sentences reviewed we have their own courts which have been established over the last eight hundred years we have our supreme court
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if a british citizen has a problem with the british government in the british states we have our own courts where they can seek redress if we shouldn't have to take it off to a foreign court presided over by a foreign judges many of remarks and simply not up to the standard of english judges countries will either observe civilised values or they were many countries and i'm not quite up to that standard yet and all this is done for us as actually we've had all these kind of idiotic decisions that we're obliged to x. years. john laughlin director of studies at the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris says the impact on foreign policy should also be considered here britain does exploit the issue of human rights terribly in its relationships with russia there was an occasion a few months ago where a recommendation was made to limit the abuses committed by journalists and william
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hague the foreign secretary said that these measures should not be introduced in britain because then britain would not be able to castigate russia over its own allegedly of freedom in the media so there's no consistency and it shows how human rights have become a hypocritical mechanism for attacking russia and a hypocritical instrument in foreign policy. voters felt to the right wing and parliamentary election. just enough support. that. the.
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british. mission to teach.
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these continues here. on sunday have accused the government of beating waterboarding and electrocuting them but the authorities say they're all part of an illegal opposition group linked to terrorists twenty of the fifty people put behind bars were tried in absentia while those present planned to appeal. he said of monitoring that bahrain center for human rights. group discovered about police tactics. we as a human rights group we are reporting on a daily basis that. mass civilian from security forces and a bigger house on a daily basis roky their doors to get people inside their homes sometimes feeling lonely and also what's happening on the ground. and police kidnapping to put this stuff. in the six.
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percent. and seventy and then in this building waterfalls going fishing all those people who want to be killed now. they are subjected to this is not allowed to do they are not allowed to talk into their family or a lawyer for many here some time from. one week nobody knows about. well the pro reform movement has been alive in bahrain for more than two years now and here is how it's been fairing over this time almost one hundred people have been killed in violence and three thousand arrested the first major anti-government protests started in february two thousand and eleven on the wave of the arab spring uprisings and the authorities broke it up with force apparently the armrest was so bad bahraini really had to call saudi arabia and the united arab emirates to ask for military help and april a sunni led government ordered the demolition of shia mosques fueling the anger of
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the shia majority new protests led to the authorities banning all demonstrations in october two thousand and twelve and six people were arrested for insulting the king on twitter the opposition was also outraged by decision to allow the return of the formula one grand prix accusing the government of using it as a cover up for abuses more than one hundred of the most prominent activists have been put behind bars including now bill this man has seen as the main protest figure he got a three year sentence. the central coalition looks to have scraped back into power in sunday's parliamentary election in austria but right wing parties had a field day scooping up a quarter of the overall vote as peter of reports from vienna it's part of a strong movement towards the right that is sweeping europe. but it looks likely that the coalition of the social democrats and the people's party will continue to rule here in austria however the most interesting thing to come out of sunday's vote was the rise in popularity of the far right freedom party they campaigned
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saying that they wanted to see an end to bailouts of failing economies in europe using austrian taxpayers money also they wanted to see a restructuring or even a an a but i'm getting rid of the the single currency to all of those things appealing to the the austrian voter right now but it's just worn the old right wing parties across europe that have been gaining popularity now across the european union we've seen in norway a right wing government there coming to power based on immigration promises promises to cap immigration in the country also in sweden the rise in the right wing we saw just earlier this year riots in the region of stockholm they were based on the on the immigration mostly we've seen politicians there campaigning hard on all the anti immigration stand point also in hungary we've seen the the
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rights of right wing parties what we are seeing is an increase in the right wing parties in countries in europe becoming the legitimate third party pushing the the established political status quo all of these though showing that across europe as the eurozone crisis doesn't seem to be going away anywhere traditionally the working classes who would have voted to the left or the center left and now turning towards the right. if you're moscow with the twenty four hours a day still to come this hour search and see this to go to the greenpeace ship involved in the russian already protesting and this month that authorities say endangered workers and equipment that story coming your way. the first blood bath at. college in nigeria soar up to fifty people executed during the night with a gunman walking dormant treat to dormitory as panic students run for their lives it's believed to be the work of boko haram nigeria's dominant isn't this terrorist
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cell group has increasingly been targeting schools and is believed to have killed upwards of eighty people last week alone well known roads he's an african conflicts analyst who's worked with the un says that the wave of attacks on the continent can be traced back to saudi arabia i think we haven't tackled the central or the terrorism central which is derived from saudi arabia the ideology of the logistics are all coming out of saudi arabia and alas the world wakes up to the fact that we have to go and tackled this at the root of the problem then we'll see an increase of attacks across africa like we've seen recently in kenya and now in nigeria there are different groups that probably don't cooperate within africa but that they are being supplied logistically in terms of training and finance by by a central group in saudi arabia including members of the monarchy i might add. well with this attack because iran has again lived up to its name the literal
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translation is western education is a sin but the militants haven't shied away from killing islamic scholars not radical enough for their liking either thousands have died in the group's attacks since two thousand and nine when it launched an insurgency across north eastern nigeria. investigators have searched the ship greenpeace activists used during a protest in the arctic sea earlier this month logs and equipment were confiscated from the vessel thirty were arrested after they tried to board a russian oil platform. has more. the investigation is still continuing we understand that specialists from the investigative committee of the russian prosecutor general's office. are searching the ship they've already seized documents and equipment on board that ship to determine what the intentions of the greenpeace activists were on september eighteenth when they tried to board the oil rig in the barents sea they also shed some light on what exactly happened then according to the security forces at the oil rig when the boat when the arctic
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sunrise breached the five hundred meter perimeter around the oil rig the security asked them to turn back and that they were actually breaching private property the arctic sunrise ship refused to do so and then the activists tried to get on board the oil rig. had to use force and detain those activists then as it stands they are accused of piracy they're not officially charged with piracy yet it is a very serious charge in russia entailing up to fifteen years in prison punishment and when to stand that the greenpeace organization themselves they are staunchly denying any kind of accusations saying that this was a peaceful protest they were not trying to deliver any harm to the oil rig while the investigators have every reason to believe that their actions could have led to serious threat to the lives of the employees of the oil rig and to its equipment so eventually charges may be replaced with breach of private property and endangering the lives of the personnel of the oil rig of course we'll see how that unfolds in
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the next seventy to seventy two hours this will be more or less clear meanwhile thirty greenpeace activists remain in detention in the mormon street and those are those include the citizens of brazil. netherlands sweden the united kingdom and ukraine so it's an interesting story but of course of what's happening in the north the russian viewers with the latest details as we get. the decision to resort to a store it is returned to the coalition government of portugal who've suffered defeat in local elections the country's third consecutive year of recession and tax hikes and job cuts are forcing people to find new ways to survive a surface report. allan taiji a spa beautiful part of portugal and one of the country's poorest regions the rural communities here are used to people moving out of economic flight having been a reality here for many generations but since the crisis hit villages like hamill
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reyes have seen people needing in here a small communes formed. anna and her two children have been here for a year now her story is one that will be familiar with many families not just in portugal but all across europe have lost. the money that has. nothing to do. evil to pay the mortgage on her house and a sought help from a charity called gaia they put her in touch with this small commune he found her free accommodation in return for working on the house. turning the table trying another way around seven families the parts of this group and all members of the commune chip in. and brick by brick
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and her family a building a new life here with all the community here is based on a mix of free enterprise solar darity communal sharing and co-operative trade of a move from the city to here a couple of years ago. so we are still like trying to find our place here we have a well we have this little jobs of course it's very. it's not something that we have a strong link to a source of income you are like. spring it's time to. retire we get by going your own feet in living off the land might seem but that's the thing about this situation is that many of the people who have come here like our ordinary people he stated the extraordinary difficulties the euro crisis the presented them with so alternative ways of getting by and much like the euro crisis itself but showing signs of slow recovery the big question is is this sustainable
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it's clear this is no easy existence money's tight and children have to travel thirty kilometers each day to get to school the nearest hospital one hundred kilometers away remote regions like this have been hard hit by cuts to public services. like this that i i i'm surviving. leaving here and when i ask if she misses her old life and her job as a lighting technician in the theater yes because when i have the opportunity to make something near to my area of work. i feel that i can do it. well and i feel really saying to. people to treat me for me and. then
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the. works like this the people who. want. to do the sings with their life more. so if r.t. portugal's island takes you region. more news with me and the news team is that often i mean time seventy seven hours of talks of the former prime minister of lebanon about all the heavy spraying the syrian conflict is having on his country that's come your way after the break. recently the ministry of internal affairs of russia declared that they're going to address to increase operations in and around the moscow subway system with
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a major emphasis on illegal immigration there is an odd paradox when people talk about dealing with illegal immigration in terms of what the police should do people want the police to deal with it but any means of trying to actually do anything are generally taboo any form of asking people to see ideas viewed as an invasion of privacy or racial profiling well i don't know how exactly anyone can prove they are or aren't a citizen without id and if you're looking for people who are for it and thus different then how can you go about looking for illegals without looking for people who are different i.e. profiling if they were looking for a criminal of slavic origin in uganda when the police be wrong to stop me due to standing out from the crowd i don't think so that's not racial profiling it is just common sense obviously it is best to fight the causes of illegal immigration rather than asking for id in moscow subways but they have to do something so i guess id checks are here to stay but there's a big difference between looking at someone's passport and doing stop and frisk or involuntary blood and urine tests that is what immigration control goes over the
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